NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2021

13th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 20 - 22, 2021 / Orea Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-88365-00-6
Proceedings of the conference have already been published in Scopus and we are waiting for evaluation and potential indexing in Web of Science.

Nanoelectronics – the highlight of the NANOCON´21 conference

The XIII. international conference NANOCON took place in Brno on October 20 – 22, 2021. In total 280 participants from 19 countries listened 84 lectures and could see 150 posters. Their common theme was nanomaterials and the latest advances in their research and applications. In the Czech Republic, it is the largest event of its kind, and one of the largest in the Central European region. After a one-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it could take place in the traditional format this year.

Professor Yury Gogotsi, director of the Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at the Drexel University in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) and currently one of the most world renowned materials scientists, opened the conference with his overview and, to some extent, futuristic lecture. He gave an insight into the world of 2D carbides and nitrides. Thanks to the attractive properties of these nanomaterials (mainly high electronic conductivity and outstanding electromagnetic interference shielding), their promising use in telecommunications, energy or medical and electronic devices is expected.

Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in electronics was the highlight topic of the NANOCON´21. The reason is obvious. Current society is increasingly dependent on mobile devices, massive quantities of data need to be stored and analyzed, the semiconductor industry is significant driver in the global economy, and high-performance computing supports human actions in science, technology, engineering, medicine, industry and in daily life. 

The topic of nanoelectronics resonated in practically all thematic program sections of the NANOCON´21 and also in two plenary lectures. Professor Dieter H. Bimberg from the Technical University of Berlin and the Executive Director of the Chinese-German Center for Green Photonics at Changchun presented the results of his research relating to a novel quantum dot based electronic memories and their advantages, especially long storage times, short write, read and erase time. Professor Tomáš Jungwirth from the Institute of Physics of the CAS in Prague presented excellent discoveries of his team in the field of antiferromagnetic crystals enabling to store electronic data much faster than ever before.

However, the thematic scope of the conference lectures was traditionally much broader. In Brno researchers presented their R&D in the preparation, characterization of the properties of nanomaterials and their applications in various sectors, including medicine and the environment. Monitoring and potential toxicity of nanomaterials, as well as their impact on health and the environment were also discussed. Special attention in this direction raised the lecture of Prof. Tomáš Cajthaml from the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, focused on toxicity of microplastics. He presented the results of studies confirming that fish living in the sea and other water sources intensively accumulate small plastic particles (of diameter 1 µ and less) in various organs which significantly burden their organism. And because they are mostly hydrophobic, they cannot be easily removed from the body.

The prize for the best poster has been awarded to Rodrigo Ferreira from the Institute of Physics of the CAS. The young scientist in his work presented the results of his study of optoelectronic properties of single-molecule emitters and their aggregates and indicated also the possibilities of their promising use for the development of quantum computers and molecular storage devices and sensors.

Two Best Lectures for the Young scientists (up to 33 years of age) has been awarded. The PhD student Hadi Hematian from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague won the award for his talk relating to the use of zinc oxide as a semiconductor in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Jiří Doležal from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague received the prize for a lecture presenting a developed and easily applicable procedure for effective compensation of high-frequency lines and for determining the size of the transmission function in the GHz band. In the contest named after Dr. Tasilo Prnka – a major promoter of nanotechnology in the Czech Republic, a record number of 34 competitors participated.

The next, 14th NANOCON conference will take place on October 19 – 21, 2022. It will accentuate the latest scientific and technological challenges in nanomedicine. More information can be found at

Jiřina Shrbená Váňová

NANOCON International Conference Chair

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VIDA Július Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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Abstract: Organosilica binders are a promising way to interconnect various nanoparticles in printed coatings for photovoltaic cells and other applications. Post-deposition treatment of printed nanoparticle films with organosilica binders is required to remove the organic moieties and thus achieve the optimal optoelectronic properties of the resulting film. [..] Read more
CVEK Martin Tomas Bata University in Zlín, University Institute, Centre of Polymer Systems, Zlín, Czech Republic, EU,
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PAVLIŇÁK David CEPLANT, Department of Physical Electronics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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HOLEC Pavel Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU, *
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SIHELNÍK Slavomír Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Electronics, CEPLANT, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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PERŠIĆ Ana Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, EU,,,,,
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DOSKOČIL Leoš Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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PAVLIČKOVÁ Michaela Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, EU,
Co-authors: LORENCOVÁ Lenka HATALA Michal TKÁČ Ján GEMEINER Pavol
Abstract: Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) belongs to a class of materials called transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). Due to its large surface area, high biocompatibility, non-zero band-gap, structural versatility and mechanical flexibility, MoS2 can be used for next-generation sensing devices. [..] Read more
BURAVETS Vladislav University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
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ZÁVODSKÁ Petra Brno University of technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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GALLUS Izabela Joanna TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
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YASIR Muhammad Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, EU,
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PRÁŠEK Jan CEITEC, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,
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ZABELIN Denis Department of Solid State Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
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BEHRANGI Sahand Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Electronics, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
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HRONČEKOVÁ Štefánia Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of chemistry, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU,
Co-authors: BERTÓK Tomáš TKÁČ Ján
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JIRKOVEC Radek Department of Nonwovens and Nanofibrous Materials, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
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SALEHTASH Farnoush Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU,
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BLANQUER Andreu Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
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ASATIANI Nikifor Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,
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